Friday, February 15, 2008

Blessings Friday: His and Hers Hugs

Yesterday was such fun. We made our “cherub” visits to all the neighbors with our baked treats and our Valentine dinner was a happy success. As soon as my husband realized lobster was on the menu, he insisted on preparing it himself to avoid my having any allergic reaction. So, all my lobster worries were for naught.

My husband and I have been discussing the aches and pains we are experiencing with getting older. We’re a little surprised and confused by how our bodies are changing. Inside our heads, we’re much younger and spying ourselves in a mirror as we actually are is rather startling.



Although I planned to make rice pillows this coming weekend, Blair’s idea on Wise Craft to make them for Valentine’s was a perfect activity for yesterday afternoon when I found myself at loose ends. Her instructions are very clear and I made both pillows quite quickly.

My husband wrapped the “his and hers” pillows together like this for me to photograph. He said “we” are hugging each other.

Two minutes in the microwave or a visit in the freezer for awhile make these pillows ever so useful for us. Ah, the blessing of soothing our poor old bodies!

17 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Glad you Valentine's Day was Sweet!

Those pillows are a great idea! My hubby and I could use a set of those. I will check out her instructions.

The flu bug has hit our home....Hubby worse than me....so not much is getting done this week. The house is a worse mess than ususal! HA!

((hugs)) Rosie

rohanknitter said...

Love how the pillows are hugging each other. I have one rice pillow, I really need to make more. They are the greatest!

Ali said...

You have a good Man there June! Happy Valentine's to you both.

a pink-bee said...

So glad all went so nice on Valentine's -what a great idea rice pillows- cute that they are hugging :)
You won the tatted lace heart on my drawing, will get it on it's way to you :)
Have another happy day :)
crystal
oxox

Blair said...

Sweet, warm rice pillow hugs to you June!

de vliegende koe said...

How sweet your Man took over the lobster cuisine!
My man and I had the age discussion the other day. Though I feel very energetic and I’m in a good shape, the mirror tells me I have reached a certian age. When I don’t exercise my body starts aching... So lots of visits to the gym are desperately needed. In our minds we are still sooo young however!
The hugging rice pillows are cute!

Thimbleanna said...

I've always wanted to make those little rice warmers -- there are days when they're definitely needed around here. Why do you suppose it is that we have so much trouble registering our age without the help of the mirror? If we HAVE to get old, I suppose it's good that we can stay young at heart!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love rice pillows, they are also good at keeping your toes warm !!!! Clarice

Pat said...

Awwwww....such a sweet sentiment to have the pillows "hugging" like that! I bought a few of those pillows at a craft fair, and they really do help soothe tired muscles.
I know what you mean about mirror shock...lol...I hate dressing room mirrors the most, especially when attempting to try on a bathing suit. Cellulite galore! Of course it didn't stop me from eating the special pasta dinner I made yesterday for hubby..lol....that is why I have to keep up those 10,000 steps a day!

Yummers! said...

As soon as I opened your blog and saw the photo, I said to Boyd, "I'm looking at two hugging pillows". Your husband and I seem to think alike. But, We can really use a few dozen of those at our house. Seriously... I may make us each one this afternoon. What a good idea.

I should have gone to 'email' instead of taking up all this space... too late.

I'm so glad you had 'a lobster cook' to keep you safe. That was soooooo sweet of him. And cupcakes for the neighbors... yummers for everyone. Your Husband must be so proud to be married to you.

Now... what are you going to do today?
Love to you both,
Joni

Lynn said...

Oh June, I haven't been keeping up with blogs, but sounds like you had a great valentine's week!

meggiecat said...

Did you happen to see the Google header yesterday? Little old couple holding hands and walking into the future. He holding a cane, she holding heart shaped balloons. I couldn't help but smile and think "That's us" only it will be me with the cane. Now, do you have any tips about the "who is that?" I feel when I catch a glimpse in the mirror?

Rosemary said...

Glad you had a nice Valentine's Day.
What a great idea with the pillows.
Have a nice weekend,
Rosemary

Shawnee said...

How adorable! You have such a cute blog!!

I found your site from your profile on swap-bot because we were in an apron swap together. I'm hosting my own Flirty Apron Swap and would love to have you and your friends join in!

Shawnee

Carol said...

You guys are so cute!
I am oddly allergic to shrimp shells, if I get pricked, my hand swells enormously and itches...but I can eat all shellfish including shrimp.
*shrugs*
Go figure.
Anyway, my sweet husband always peels shrimp for me so I don't have a reaction. Hooray for nice guys!

I've missed you and your blog June, thanks for visiting me and mine all while I've been so insanely busy. I truly appreciate your kind words :)

Gumbo Lily said...

Wintertime coldness brings on the aches in Hubby and I. We used to have some rice pillows. It's time for new! Thanks.

jody

Mrs. Staggs said...

Well, I'm glad to hear that you've let your husband do the "deed"! Oh dear! I can't tell you how many times you and that lobster flitted through my mind!

I have a friend who makes these, and they work wonderfully well, and stay warm for quite awhile. I think small pocket sized ones are great hand warmers. 'Course you don't have to think about that too often where you live!